Exeter Drivers Should Compare the Volvo XC60 to the BMW X3

The Volvo XC60 vs the BMW X3: Which One Came out On Top?

When you want to be considered the best, you have to outperform the best. The Volvo XC60 rolls out as one of Volvo's most capable and luxurious SUVs to date. And for its rival, the BMW X3, that means there's a new challenger on the streets. If BMW wants to compete with the new Volvo XC60, it will have to do a little more. Especially since the XC60 has raised the standard of what luxury should look and feel like in Exeter, NH.

 2022 Volvo XC60
 2022 BMW X3



Performance and power go hand in hand with the new XC60. Will three available powertrains, you'll have a few options at your disposal. The B5, B6, and T8 powertrains all offer their benefits to your drive in Portsmouth. The T8 powertrain takes the B6's engine and adds a set of electric motors to amp your performance up to 400 horsepower in the Recharge model, or 415 in The Polestar Engineered model.


The BMW X3 has impressive performance with its available TwinPower turbo engine. The top model, the X3 M40i, will give you a maximum horsepower of 282. Every BMW model includes the 8-speed Sport Automatic Transmission as standard for smooth shifting performance in Dover, NH.



The Volvo brand sets itself apart with exquisite interior design and premium quality materials for each ride. You'll have no problem seating up to five adults for your rides out to York, ME. The front driver seat will contour to the shape of your body, while the interior wood finish adds an aura of elegance inside your cabin. And the advanced air cleaner prevents up to 95 percent of hazardous particles from entering the cabin. Enjoy clean air inside your luxury vehicle, no what conditions you're in. When you add the ample cargo space in the rear, you've got a vehicle perfect for long family road trips or short commutes in the city.


Standard sport seats and three-zone climate control are available at the base level. Comfortable interior leather seating help ensure a comfortable ride throughout Exeter. With various options for seating material, you can customize your BMW's interior and have it the way you want it. That said, the same premium features that come standard in the Volvo will cost you quite a bit more in the BMW X3.



You'll enjoy a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that runs on Volvo's latest Google-based software. You'll have several personalization features, including the voice-activated controls with the Google Assistant. Its quick response system makes finding directions, answering a call, navigating your favorite apps, and more as simple as mentioning one or two words. You'll also enjoy standard features like Bluetooth and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot with a 4G LTE connection. Convenience is standard with the Volvo brand.


The 12.3-inch infotainment system is available in the BMW X3 and features in-dash navigation and seamless connectivity for Apple and Android devices. It also accompanies a standard Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth connectivity, and one USB port. Additional features for the BMW X3 are available, but they come with a price.



Let your Volvo take the wheel after a long day at the office. The semi-autonomous mode combines with the available adaptive cruise control for a relaxing afternoon commute home. With additional features like standard automated emergency braking and standard lane-departure warning, your Volvo XC60 will be your eyes and ears at all times.


The BMW X3 offers basic safety for each commute and provides a full suite of available driver-assistance features. Standard safety features like automated emergency braking with forward-collision warning and lane-departure warning ensure that you'll have basic safety on the road in Exeter.

The XC60 is on Top at Volvo Cars of Exeter

If you want the top-shelf combination of performance and comfort, you'll want to test drive the Volvo XC60 at Volvo Cars of Exeter. We can tell you about the dynamic features and interior design of the Volvo XC60, but it's better if you experience it for yourself. Shop our selection of Volvo XC60 models, or save on one of our used Volvo XC60s. When you're ready, you can stop by and give the XC60 a spin today. The next level of luxury SUVs is right here waiting for you at Volvo Cars of Exeter.

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